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Grilled Bruschetta Chicken

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 Happy, happy summer everyone!
Are you having a good time, yet?
I sure hope so.
Summer is just so wonderful, isn’t it. 
Time off from school.
Hippity Hip.
Playin’ in the sun…
Spending time with family.
Watching fireworks. 
Heading out on a vacation or two. 
Reading a good book, or two or three or four or ten. :)
I’m loving it. 
Minus a few days full of whining and fighting children.
Don’t hold it against them.
It’s what kids do sometimes.
Your kids don’t ever whine and fight with each other?
Good for you.

 
This Grilled Chicken Bruschetta is divine. 
Truly. 
I could eat it every day. 
The flavors are just fantastic.
Hope you add it to your summer lovin’!
 

Grilled Bruschetta Chicken
Time: 3 hours to marinate + 20 minutes grilling time
Yield: 5 servings
Recipe from Jamie Cooks It Up!
4-5 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 C Kraft Light Zesty Italian Salad Dressing
1 pint grape tomatoes
3 cloves of garlic
1 T olive oil
2 t balsamic vinegar
freshly cracked salt and pepper
1 1/2 T fresh basil
2 C mozzarella cheese, grated
1/2 C Parmesan cheese, grated
8  oz. spaghetti noodles
2 T butter
salt and pepper
This Zesty Italian dressing is one of my favorites. If you have an Italian dressing that is your favorite….and it doesn’t look like this Kraft bottle, no need to worry. It will work just fine in this recipe.
 
1. Throw your chicken breasts and 1 C of the salad dressing into a gallon sized zip loc freezer bag. Carefully seal the bag and refrigerate for at least 3 and up to 24 hours. Then pat yourself on the back for getting your act together and having a plan for dinner….right in the middle of the summer. Good for you. I’m so proud to know ya.
 
2. Just before you are ready to grill your chicken, make the Bruschetta. Chop all the tomatoes in half and toss them into a medium sized mixing bowl.
3. Peel your garlic and chop it into rough pieces.  
Then chop up your basil. If you have some growing fresh in your garden….bless your beautiful hide. You are a better woman (or man) than I am. If you live within 25 miles of here, I sure hope you like to share.
 
4. Pour in your balsamic vinegar…
 
and drizzle the olive oil over the top.
5. Sprinkle some freshly cracked salt and pepper, stir it all up and then taste it. Yes…dig right in. 
If your tomatoes are lacking in sweetness then add just a bit of sugar. You don’t want to kill it over with sweetness now. Just give it a bit of help if your tomatoes are lacking. Adjust the salt and pepper as well, if needed. 
6. Get your mozzarella cheese grated. 
7. Head out to the grill and cook your chicken up over medium high heat. While it’s cooking boil some water and cook your spaghetti noodles.
8. When the chicken is cooked through, turn the grills temperature down to low. Place a disposable 9×13 pan onto the grill. Put your cooked chicken into the pan. Cover the chicken with the Bruschetta. 
9. Sprinkle it with the Mozzarella cheese and then cover the grill. 
Let it cook for 7-10 more minutes, or until the sauce is bubbly and the cheese in nicely melted.
10. Toss your cooked pasta with 2 T butter and sprinkle it with salt and pepper to taste. Cover the pasta with this beautiful chicken and bruschetta. Be sure to get all of the yummy juices from the pan as well. Sprinkle it with Parmesan cheese and serve immediately.


Enjoy!
Happy summer everyone!

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20 Comments

  1. 1
    July 12, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    gorgeous meal, I am eating it with my eyes as I type!

  2. 2
    July 12, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    I do love this recipe but for some reason the thought to serve it on pasta never crossed my mind. Thanks.

  3. 3
    July 12, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    wowee! just bought fresh basil at the farmers market today… this will be on our menu this week.

  4. 4
    July 12, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    This looks sooo good.

  5. 5
    July 12, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    This looks phenoninal! I'll be sharing this in the recipe tab of my blog http://www.digi-stitches.blogspot.com

  6. 6
    Anonymous
    July 12, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    Hi Jamie, looks really good, can it be cooked in the oven?
    Thanks, Ella

  7. 7
    July 13, 2011 at 1:41 am

    Oh my stars, this dish looks SO good. Definitely will have to try it someday.

    • 8
      February 8, 2014 at 12:09 am

      I will get the bruschetta repice posted soon.I bet Lunds carries the Frontera salsas. I got it here at Jewel, Dominicks (Safeway) does not seem to carry it. Share the new repices!

  8. 9
    July 13, 2011 at 6:52 am

    This looks so delicious. I love that you used grape tomatoes…so much flavor in such a little package.

  9. 10
    July 13, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    This looks great!! Yum!

  10. 11
    July 13, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    Hi Ella,
    Yep, you can give it a go in the oven. It's not quite as good but still pretty great. Good luck! Hope it turns out great for you.
    ~Jamie

  11. 12
    July 14, 2011 at 4:07 am

    Jamie,
    I've been following your blog for a little while now and have loved every recipe I've tried. I just did this recipe this evening and the family, plus my mother-in-law loved this dish. The only difference I made was grilling in a George Foreman (because we are too cheap to get an actual grill) and then turned my oven on to the highest temp 550 and put it all in for 7-10 min. It was so wonderful.
    Thank you so much for these incredible recipes.

  12. 13
    July 18, 2011 at 12:08 am

    We made this tonight and it was delicious. We served it over couscous which was great for soaking up any juices.
    Wife: “This was a winner winner chicken dinner”

  13. 14
    August 8, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    LOVED!!!!! This recipe. It will be a regular on our menu. THANKS!!!! So delicious to have a pasta dinner winner that's not a creamy sauce!!!!

  14. 15
    Anonymous
    August 13, 2011 at 12:46 am

    Thank you!! My family was impressed and it was sooo tasty!! And easy…I can do this on a busy weekday! LOVES!!

  15. 16
    Anonymous
    August 18, 2011 at 1:57 am

    I made this for my family down at Lake Powell. Everyone was so impressed that I could make such a gourmet meal on the lake. Thanks!!

  16. 17
    January 2, 2012 at 12:12 am

    “(or man”)? Why the parentheses? Many men cook, so why are they mentioned as an afterthought? *sigh*

    Anyway, this dish looks good. I don't have a grill, but I will find a way to make this dish.

  17. 18
    Anonymous
    February 13, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    I made my bruschetta and waiting on my chicken! I'm scared I will eat all the bruschetta before the chicken is done though! So yummy! Hehe!

  18. 19
    May 14, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe. I'm no cook but decided to try it out for my husband's graduation dinner…it was a HIT!!! Easy to make and everyone complimented my cooking. lol.

  19. 20
    Anonymous
    May 18, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Love this dish! So easy, looks beautiful and tastes great!

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